For over 10 years, Michelle has helped organizations build and execute communications strategies that led to the successful completion of organizational initiatives and goals. She previously served as a public and media relations executive for a national trade organization, for multiple government offices and agencies, and on several political campaigns. Michelle has been recognized for effectively managing public and media relations for large-scale efforts, including a criminal trial that garnered regular international coverage and a natural disaster that directly impacted her organization. Michelle earned a bachelor’s degree from Boston University and a certificate in diversity, equity, and inclusion from Stanford University and is currently pursuing a master’s in management from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. She lives in Colorado with her husband, twin daughters, and labradoodle.